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Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction at KU

The Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction at the University of Kansas School of Education emphasizes basic research and is intended for students who seek a focus on educational research and scholarship. Areas of specialization are: reading education, mathematics education, language arts education, science education, multicultural education, elementary education, middle evel ducation, secondary education, general curriculum and instruction, English for speakers of other languages (ESOL), social studies education, foreign language education, and economics education. 

Benefits of the program include:

  • Program Reputation - KU’s Ph.D. in curriculum & instruction is offered through the KU School of Education, which was recently ranked 9th in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Public Education Schools. The program itself is ranked 12th among public institutions as well.
  • Steeped in Tradition - With an expectation of excellence, the knowledge gained in KU's graduate courses will help students become even more effective professionals in the field of education.
  • Cost Savings Option - The Practicing Educator Sponsorship Program offers current PK-12 educators an option to reduce the cost of enroll enrollment at KU. 
  • Well-respected Faculty - Full-time faculty who are prominent scholars & expert practitioners.

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Alumni have received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and the Horizon Award
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